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European Chitue Candidates

Primary election results:

Thubten Wangchen         652
Wangpo Tethong             430
Chungdak Koren              427
Tsering Dorjee                  359
Jampa Samdho                 252
Sonam Monkhar               193
Rigzin D. Worpa               165
Thubten Gyatso                  86
Tenzin Choegyal                 46

Thubten Wangchen

Thubten Wangchen was brought into the world in Tibet and in 1959 he had to leave to Nepal and India because of the Chinese intrusion of Tibet. He learned at “Focal School for Tibetans, Dalhousie”, and at 16 years old chose to enter “Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala”. He shows up in Spain in 1982 as an interpreter to First Buddhist Center. In 1992 he was named as a Buddhist delegate during the “Barcelona Olympics 92”. In 1994 His Holiness the Dalai Lama introduced “Tibet House Foundation, Barcelona”.

From that point forward, he has been putting together such countless gatherings, classes, discussions and shows, and so forth to Preserve and Promote our Tibetan Rich Cultural Heritage and Human Rights. He went to so numerous National and International congresses and between strict exchange. The Tibet House Foundation is supporting the Old People Home of Tibetan Settlement Miao and Tezu, and at Present around 1005 Tibetan Children in India and Nepal improved Health and schooling.

He is known as the principal Tibetan in our History that raised universally “Claim” against Chinese governments Torture and Genocide. Possibility for the Next Tibetan European Parliament Member. Presently, he is the President of Tibetan Community in Spain and furthermore Director of the Tibet House Foundation


Choegyal Tenzin

Choegyal Tenzin, was brought into the world in Tibet 1971. In 1978, drove away from homeland with father and two siblings because of Chinese attack. From 1979-1985 I went to Drukpa Kargyud Destitute Home, Darjeeling where I finished my High school, accepting customary Tibetan training just as present day. At 17 years old, went to Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi, for additional investigations and acquired Lopon (Master of Arts degree) in Buddhist Philosophy in the year 2000. Gotten Shastri (B.A) degree in English writing, Sanskrit, Asian history in 1999. During my visit at the CIHTS, Varanasi, filled in as the General Secretary of Students’ Mess Management and in the year 1999 I was consistently chosen the President of Students’ Union for take care of the understudies’ government assistance.

In 1993 filled in as the Joint Secretary of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society of Bir Tibetan settlement. Local Election Sub-Commission in Saranath from 1995-1998. Chosen the thirteenth Member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Dharamsala from 2001-2006, where I addressed the Kagyudpa. I feel regarded to have gone to a few Tibet Support Groups’ gathering as such in Parah, Czech in 2003 and furthermore went to Tibet Cultural program in South Africa in 2005.

Social Officer for Central and Eastern Europe under the Representative Office of His Holiness Dalai Lama, Hungary from 2003-2004. I went to the fourth and fifth World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet, Edinburgh, Scotland and Rome, Italy in year 2005 and 2009 separately. A few Booklets on Tibetan Culture and Philosophy distributed. New book Tibetan Hungarian Dictionary is a work in progress.

Since 2002, keep on being an authority teacher of Budapest Buddhist University which is under the Ministry of Education, Hungary and travel to various European nations and The United States to give addresses on Tibetan Buddhist way of thinking and social legacy of Tibet. Individual from Tibet Support Group, Hungary and Chairman of Milarepa Tibetan Cultural Center, Budapest established in 2004.


Chungdak Koren

Chungdak Koren was brought into the world in Phari, Central Tibet in 1951. Chungdak Koren concentrated in St. Joseph’s Convent, Kalimpong and UCNL School in Dheradun. Not long after finishing her school instruction, Chungdak chipped in at the Transit School in Dharalsala set up by the Department of Education to meet the instructive need of Tibetan kids in 1967-68. From 1968-69, she functioned as an administrator for the helpful society of the Tibetan Settlement in Sonada, Darjeeling.

In 1969, she arrived at Norway under grant to concentrate in school and hence she did B.Sc nursing for a very long time in Oslo with an extra one year of specialization in Dialysis. She labored for a very long time as medical attendant at the Oslo University Hospital. During a similar time, she was dynamic at the grassroots level in both the Tibetan people group and the Tibet Support Group. She was one of the primary initiators of the Norwegian Tibet Committee set up in 1988. In 1989, she was authoritatively named by the Office of Tibet London as the Co-ordinator between the Office of Tibet and the Nobel Committee for readiness of Nobel Peace Prize honor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is additionally one of the center initiators in setting up Voice of Tibet, Norway radio in 1996 and keeps on being on the overseeing leading body of VOT. From 1995-2001, she was named Representative of His Holiness at the Office of Tibet, Geneva. During the time, she oversaw numerous significant gatherings incorporating the one with the Italian Prime Minister and Swiss Home Minister. She coordinated the Pavarotti Concert for supporting training of Tibetan Children and included UNESCO to subsidize instructive tasks for Tibetans.

Not long after finishing her administration as Representative, she filled in as one of the coordinators for the Graas Kalachakra, Austria in 2002. Since 2002, she has been filling in as Executive Director of Norwegian Tibet Committee and Board Member of International Campaign for Tibet (Europe) since 2001. She was answerable for getting sorted out the first European Tibetan Congress in Switzerland. In November 2008, she was granted the Norwegian PENs Ossietzky cost for her work for Human Rights of Tibetan individuals inside Tibet.


Wangpo Tethong


Wangpo Tethong is author of many Tibet related articles and carried out a daring protest on the Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 2006.

He is 47, married, father of two children, lives in Jona Switzerland, studied at the Zurich University a MA. General History, consitutional law, social and economic history and now works as a senior consultant in a campaign firm.

His Tibet related work:

since 2008 member of “Filming for Tibet” (co-producing „Leaving fear behind“), since 2008, President National Olympic Committee of Tibet,
2004 to 2008, Steering Comittee International Tibet Support Network (ITSN), chair of Olympics CWG,
2004 – 2007, Chair of the ITSN Olympics Working Group,
2003 to 2006, Board member of International Campaign for Tibet (ICT ) Germany,
2004, Co-Convener of “Shaping the Future of Tibet”-Conference,
2004, Initiator of Lamtoen group, Legal consulting for Tibetan asylum seekers in Switzerland,
2002-2004, President of the Swiss Tibetan Friendship Association,
1989 – 1995, Co-editor of “Bhödschon” (Junges Tibet), a Tibetan German magazine,
1989, Founding member of  STAFT (Studentische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Tibet, students group for Tibet) at the Zurich University,
1989, Co-Initiator of Tibetan Freedom Radio (Tibetan and Chinese radio service),
1988 –  1989, Board member of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) and president of Tibetan Youth Association Europe,
1988, Internship for Petra Kelly and Gert Bastian (MP Germany, convenor of the first international hearing on Tibet,
1985 – 1988, Volunteer in Office of Tibet, Switzerland.


Rigzin Dorje Worpa

Rigzin Dorje Worpa, conceived 1952 at Kharta in Tibet. Moved to Switzerland in 1981, wedded and by and by dwelling in Volketswil with 4 youngsters. Has a Master’s certificate (M.Sc.) in Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh on a legitimacy grant from the German Academic Exchange Service organized by the Tibetan Government, was in the first group of science understudies breezing through the CBSE Board Examination from Central School for Tibetans, Mussoorie. Has Goethe Instt. Recognition in German language and essential French information from the Further Studies School, Zurich. As of now utilized as Head of Private Banking Investigations for European parts of an American Bank situated in Zurich. Recently worked for a Swiss bank.

Administration Experience

Since 1995: Serving as Advisor, Editorial Board, Newsletter of Tibetan Community Switzerland.

1992-95: As President, Tibetan Community Switzerland a) started with the 22+ Thumi group, the draft resolution of a Local Parliament Switzerland (Droetsog) in accordance with the Charter of Tibetans in Exile. The rule having been confirmed through equitable cycles, the principal Droetsog was set up in 1995 is as yet the just one external the Indian Subcontinent.

1978-81: Served as Principal of primary TCV Secondary School in Upper Dharmasala, and was associated with the way toward looking for alliance endorsement from the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, likewise regulated first cluster of 10 class graduating understudies passing effectively CBSE-led Secondary School Exams. in 1980.

Other Public Services
Short stints in teaching Tibetan language (Tibetan children in Horgen) and Physics to monks in Tibet Institute, Rikon under their Science Meets Dharma project.
2001-2010: Elected member, Regional Tibetan Election Commission Switzerland.
1985-1986: Thumi/Tibetan Secretary, Tibetan Community Switzerland (TCS)
1983-1985: Committee member & in 2002-05 President, Toepa Welfare Assoc. Switzerland.
1973-1976: Treasurer, Foreign Students’ Association, Chandigarh.
1972-1977: Member, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Chandigarh.


Sonam Phuntsok Monkar

Sonam Phuntsok Monkhar,
Birthplace: Gyantse, Tibet
Date of birth: 1949

1960-70    Certificate of All India Higher Secondary Examination of Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, after finishing class XI from Central School For Tibetans, Mussoorie, India
1970-75    BA (Hons) and MA in History from the University of Delhi, India
1982-83    Certificate of Political Studies in International Relations from Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris, France
Languages:    Tibetan, English, French, German and Hindi
At school    Chupon (group leader), class monitor, house vice captain, in-chage of school library and school loudspeaker system
At University    Member of Regional Working Committee of TYC, Delhi
1973-76    First as interpreter to the Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama and then cashier and public relations officer atBureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi,India
1979-83    Assisted the Offices of Tibetin Zurich and London during my school semester holidays in France and especially duing His Holiness’ visits to Switzerland and England
1986-88    Office secretary at the Office of Tibet in Zurich
Since June 1988    I work in a reinsurance company, PartnerRe in Zurich.
1990    Since September 1990 till May 2006 I taught Tibetan once a week on voluntary basis to children of Zurich section of Tibetan Community in Switzerland

since 1991    Potala Tibet Help Associationhelps, in collaboration with Tibet Office in Katmandu, to pay school fees of Tibetan children – so far over 40 children – in Nepal. As a founding member of the Association (with Tsering Dorjee, former Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama in Switzerland), I take care of all administrative work in a honorary capacity.
since 1996    Member of editorial board of the Newsletter of Tibetan Community in Switzerland
2001 Member of Local Election Commission
2006 Elected to 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.


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